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The Herald Verse Competition
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History

The Herald Verse Competition were held under the provisions of a grant of £30,000 set aside by the proprietors of the Herald for the development of Australian literature and art.

The prizes offered were: Novels, £2,000, £1,000, and £500.Short stories, £ 100, £50, and 10 prizes each of £20. Poem (on any subject and of any length), £50,- £25, and £10. (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18088448)

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 1950

winner Orpheus i "His fluency can move with ease", Harold Stewart , 1949 sequence poetry
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 September no. 34870 1949; (p. 10) Orpheus and Other Poems 1956; (p. 3-54)
winner A World of Good i "Love comes to all, a petulant extremist,", Muir Holburn , 1951 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 12 no. 4 1951; (p. 203-207) Selected Poems 2010;

Year: 1948

winner Kookaburra : A Symphony of Laughter i "Over the multiple terrors of Mars", T. Inglis Moore , 1949 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 September no. 34870 1949; (p. 10) Southerly , vol. 11 no. 3 1950; (p. 127-143) Bayonet and Grass 1957; (p. 63-78)

Works About this Award

The Sydney Morning Herald Literary Competitions, 1947 : Poetry 1947 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 1947; (p. 13)
The judges' report for the 1947 Sydney Morning Herald Verse Competition including extracts from the prize-winning entries.
Results of Herald Poetry Competition Rosemary Dobson , 1947 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 January 1947; (p. 12)
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